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Optimal Wing Configuration of a Tethered Satellite System in Free Molecular Flow

A. Santangelo
G. Johnson
Journal / Anthology

Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
Year: 1992
Volume: 29
Issue: 5
Page range: 668-670

In this paper we present an analysis of the Tethered Satellite/Wing System in free molecular flow (at altitude of 142 km) in planar motion subject to impulse movements. The analysis indicates that a wing system could provide stable flight over a wide range of conditions.

*Engineering > Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering